Ralph L. Brown, 89, of Warren, PA., died peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2021. He was born September 4, 1932, in Youngsville, PA. He was the son of the late Robert and Sara Cameron Brown. He has resided in Warren, PA., since 1950. Ralph was a 1950 graduate of Youngsville High School. He attended Bob Jones University of Greensville, N.C. and spent a summer in Alaska, working as a carpenter, earning monies to help pay for his college education. He was a graduate of Grove City College with a bachelor’s degree in Education. He earned his master’s degree from Penn State University. He was employed with the Warren County School District, starting as an English Teacher. He then was Vice-Principal at the former Beaty Jr High School and Principal at Eisenhower High School and Warren Area High School, retiring after 37 years employment. After his retirement, he worked part time at the Cable Hollow Golf Course. Ralph was a founding member of the Youngsville Scholarship fund. He was a volunteer with retired teachers, doing lawn mowing or any odd job needed at the Warren Y.M.C.A. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Teachers Retirement System. He was an active member at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, where he had been a lay reader and involved in the church finance committee. He held a private pilot license, flying at Brokenstraw Airport. Ralph was a beekeeper. Starting in the late 1960’s, he was an avid runner, swimmer and enjoyed exercising. He ran in the Philadelphia Marathon. He had spent his winters in Florida, where he became a proficient pool player. His greatest joy in life, was being a good husband, father, and grandfather. He could always tell a good life experience story.
He is survived by his 2 children, Robert G. Brown and wife, Natalie of Youngsville, PA., Melissa A. Meece and husband, Brad of Bradenton, FL., 1 Sister – Shirley Blair of Warren, PA., 1 Brother – Denny Brown and wife, Janet of Lakewood, N.Y., half-Brother- Bill Brown of Erie, PA., 3 Grandchildren, Tyler Lewis, Angela Hughes, Grant Brown, 2 Great Grandchildren – Claire & Vera Hughes, several nieces, and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death on December 4, 2020, by his wife of 66 years, Donna J. Jones Brown whom he married August 28, 1954, in Youngsville, PA., a half-Sister, Marcia Colvin. A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA. Interment will be in Youngsville Cemetery, Youngsville, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department, 539 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Brown Family: Please know that you are being thought of at this time. My dad, Robert, worked with Mr. Brown for many years in the district. My mom, Sally, worked with him in the district, but also with PASR. Both enjoyed working with him very much! I will be sharing the news with my mom.
Mr. Brown was always a true gentleman, as a vice principle,or just talking to him at Country Fair. He was a good neighbor in the twp. Please know his family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers
To the Brown children. I remember your Dad well. He was a good man when I was in Warren High School . He was also a good friend of my parents, Bill and Lennie Oelslager. My condolences. Dave Oelslager.
Mr. Brown was a very nice Principal. While I was working at the High School, he was always kind and gentle in handling matters. He will be remembered by many. I remember him out on the roads running to stay in shape. RIP Mr. Brown.
I’ve known Ralph and his family for many years. He was a good family man and a good role model for his children and grandchildren. He wintered in Florida and established many good friends and neighbors over the years. He attended Christ Episcopal Church with his late wife, Donna.
Ralph was always good company and will be sorely missed by family and friends alike.
Heartbroken to lose our dear cousin, Ralph. My love to all his family and friends.
Mr. Brown worked with my father, Henry Powell, at Beaty Junior High School, and my father had a lot of respect for Mr. Brown. I remember him as being such a kind man. My condolences to the family.
Our condolences to Mr. Brown’s Family. He was a very specials man, and his son, Bobby and his wife are lovely people and have been very kind to our family over the years.
Mary Zaffino and her family
Our grandparents (Yolanda and Bill Pasquerette).really loved Mr. and Mrs. Brown. Mr. Brown and our grandfather had great times together, and we appreciate the friendship that they had.
Our condolences to Bob and Missy and families. This is heartbreaking news. Jill and I want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.